Maximum likelihood identification of glint noise

Wen-Rong Wu*

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If the non-Gaussian distribution function of radar glint noise is known, the Masreliez filter can be applied to improve target tracking performance. We investigate the glint identification problem using the maximum likelihood (ML) method. Two models for the glint distribution are used, a mixture of two Gaussian distributions and a mixture of a Gaussian and a Laplacian distribution. An efficient initial estimate method based on the QQ-plot is also proposed. Simulations show that the ML estimates converge to truths.

Original languageEnglish
Article number481248
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

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